Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wedding Wednesday - Frances Ruth Smith and J Philip Wiser

Frances Ruth Smith, known as Ruth, was my maternal grandfather's younger sister. She married J. Philip Wiser, known as Bud, on July 26, 1924, at her mother's home in Thetford Mines, Quebec. I recently found a description of their wedding from The Gazette (of Montreal, Quebec) on

It is wonderful to have the article to go along with this photo from their wedding that my mother gave to me years ago. I'm always grateful for any mention that I find of my ancestors in newspapers, but this one is really special to me because of the following description:

"Her veil, which was fastened at the sides with orange blossoms, formed a cap effect made of old lace worn by her mother on her wedding day."

Isn't that great?  It actually brought tears to my eyes just to read that. And to have the photo of her, to be able to see all that for myself, is so special.

Aunt Ruth and Uncle Bud adopted a daughter, Philippa who had four sons of her own. Ruth and Bud were divorced. Aunt Ruth died in 1974 and is buried in the family plot in Elmwood Cemetery, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

1 comment:

Marian B. Wood said...

Oh, Anna, this is a gorgeous photo and the description from the newspaper is so touching. Happy you found this extra info for your family history!